‘Erratic & aggressive’: Pentagon protests Russian interception of US spy plane

A Russian jet has intercepted a US reconnaissance plane in the Baltic Sea, the Pentagon has said only a few days after it decried Moscow for its military aircraft buzzing a US destroyer in the same area.

The alleged “interception” occurred on Thursday, Danny Hernandez, a spokesman for European Command told CNN. He said the Russian Su-27 “performed erratic and aggressive maneuvers,” only 50 feet (15 meters) away from the US aircraft.

The US Boeing RC-135 aircraft was “intercepted by a Russian SU-27 in an unsafe and unprofessional manner,” Hernandez said, stressing that the US jet never entered Russian airspace.

“The unsafe and unprofessional actions of a single pilot have the potential to unnecessarily escalated tensions between countries,” he said.

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